E&T magazine – the smartwatch vs wristwatch Christmas special – new issue online now

Tis the season to be jolly: the new issue of E&T magazine is out now! Tick tock, tick tock – it’s our watch special. Will the rise of the smartwatch signal the demise of the simple wristwatch? Or are the reports of its death greatly exaggerated? Smartwatches may be clever, but what exactly can they do? And do we even have the batteries yet to run them effectively? No one wants to be charging their watch every day. We also reflect on watch technology over the years, citing 12 watch-making milestones along the way, and look to the future to … Continue reading E&T magazine – the smartwatch vs wristwatch Christmas special – new issue online now

Paris-Barcelona high-speed train line to open this weekend – an annotated graphic

As we contemplate another cold, grey December evening here in the UK, having barely emerged from a cold, grey, foggy December morning, the prospect of catching a high-speed train from Paris to Barcelona is an immensely tempting one. This weekend, the new high-speed direct trains travelling at speeds of up to 320km per hour will begin operation, taking approximately six and a half hours to complete the trip. The journey time is scheduled to drop even further in 2017, when another high-speed section opens in the south of France between Nimes and Montpellier. This is still considerably longer than any … Continue reading Paris-Barcelona high-speed train line to open this weekend – an annotated graphic

Robot Safari in London Science Museum

London Science Museum celebrated the European Robotics Week 2013 with a Robot Safari. 13 different types of nature-inspired creatures including a pretty fast cheetah cub, a salamander, turtles and fish were on display, swimming, running or crawling just like their real counterparts. If you have missed this wonderful event that brought together 13 teams from European universities, all doing cutting-edge research in robotics. You can watch our video-report below and read our article. Continue reading Robot Safari in London Science Museum